Notes prepared for March 2008 NZ Post
Wellington Readers and Writers Week panel discussion on the topic of Image and Text, with Paula Greene, John Reynolds, and Roger Horrocks (Chair) (May 2008)
Text of Creative Writing Lecture at Auckland University (October 2005 )
An interview, Stephen Bambury and Leigh Davis. (December 2004)
A talk that asks the question "What is metaphysical in Maori?" or a talk about Shane Cotton's paintings. (September 2004) select one of the links below:
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Glaring Deficiency, a lack that shines, apparent in Patrick Reynolds’ great photographic essay called POWER. (October 2002)
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This is an essay on John Reynolds' painted language. Leigh Davis: "The less obvious task is to put Western into Country, and show that an art made in Auckland is at most a discursive variation only within the regularities of Western representation." (February 2002) select one of the links below:
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These notes by Leigh Davis examine taste in some New Zealand poetry in its mid-twentieth century form. "They are directed at how this poetry appears to have asked itself to be read, and at how it was asked to be read by its exemplary readers."
A talk by Leigh Davis to the Govett-Brewster Gallery opening of the John Reynolds exhibition K Rd to Kingdom Come...
(13 October 2001)
A talk by Leigh Davis from the "Bad Language" series presented at the Auckland City Art Gallery in 2001...
This is the text for an exhibition catalogue for a show at Andrew Jensen Gallery entitled Six Degrees of Separation...
A critique of Stephen Bamburys Siena series...
Paradise is at least a big idea. It is also usually a big problem...PDF file, 236 Kb